Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a SanDisk 16GB microSD card for your device

You could win a SanDisk 16GB microSD card for your device! Keep reading for details. With all the flashy accessories out there now, the importance of an SD card is sometimes overlooked. Whether it is music, videos, pictures, or all your personal documents, these cards let us take all of our favorite data with us everywhere. Most BlackBerry devices do come with an SD card, but its usually 2GB...

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The Grammar of BBM

  In these times of ever-shortening missives of 140 characters or less, people are cramming more and more information into less and less space. This shortening of words and phrases can lead to disastrous consequences. Take this text message for example, "n e ice cream left?" You'll notice that the person texting has used the exact same number of characters to type "n e" as he would have to...

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Bank of America App updated to v3.0.26 - no more web browser!

Oh happy day! Finally Bank of America, N.A. shows some love to it's BlackBerry users! With the new upgrade to v3.0.26 available on BlackBerry App World, BofA users will no longer be sent to a URL link to access their accounts. This new update is an actual app similar to what has been available for other platform users for quite some time now. Within the app you now have the ability to view...

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ShortcutMe version 5.5 released, on sale for 50% off today only

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] They aren’t called convenience keys for nothing. They are what they are; convenient. Some models have one, but the lucky ones have two. They provide a one click access pass to an app, commands and more. The video above gives you a taste of what ShortcutMe 5.0 offers. ShortcutMe 5.5 continues to provide a doorway to multiple options, depending on the...

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Looking for a video chat option that you can use for BlackBerry PlayBook to computer chats? Try out AV, a new video chat service from AIM. Since it's browser based, there is no need to install an app. Simply browse to the website on your PlayBook or computer, agree to the terms, and click Start. You're given a URL to share with up to 3 of your friends. Send the URL to whoever you want to video...

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Quick Tip: How to modify the e-mail signature on your BlackBerry device

A couple of months ago we ran a poll asking you if you kept the standard email signature inserted after every outgoing message. Some said they enjoyed bragging about owning a BB, others thought it was a great way to let people know they weren't on their computer, while a few refuse to use it. My personal belief is that there are some people you don't want seeing that "Sent via BlackBerry by"...

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A closer look at the new Verizon Wireless data plans

Our friends over at Android Central got their hands on all the details of the upcoming changes to Verizon Wireless data plans this morning. If you're still a little confused about what the changes are and how they will affect you, hopefully this will give you the answers you're looking for. It looks like what it boils down to is if you're currently enjoying unlimited data for $29.99/month with...

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How Do You Use Your BlackBerry: What's your data flavor?

  What type of data plan do you prefer?survey software   So in the blogs, you don’t really hear too much about BlackBerry data plans. Sure we talk about devices, accessories, applications and such, but we don’t spend too much time on what makes the BlackBerry magic happen (most of the time) – the data plans. These plans have definitely come a far way from what they originally offered....

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A new BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac update has just hit the BlackBerry Beta Zone for those of you who may have had issues with the previous build that was made available. At this time, RIM hasn't posted up the release notes for viewing the changes but if we had to guess -- it has some BlackBerry PlayBook changes in it as well support for BlackBerry 7 devices. If you're a beta zone member...

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Gym Technik fitness app for BlackBerry updated with small tweaks and bug fixes

I'm in a pretty solid workout routine right now (gotta get ready for beach season and hit my goal of doing shirtless reviews for the ladies!) so I was pretty happy to see Gym Technik's fitness app for the BlackBerry get updated with some minor tweaks and fixes. Updates mostly include user interface and screen flow enhancements, along with some bug fixes reported by the community. Below is a...

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Joy of Tech takes on BlackBerry again... funny cartoon!

Following up their BlackBerry PlayBook cartoon, the Joy of Tech is back this time taking a little shot at RIM's Co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie following last week's earnings call. It's good for a chuckle, but seriously, I agree with cartoon Mike L... Clunky BlackBerrys never became uncool! I still love my BlackBerry 8700. if they'd update that bad boy with a higher resolution screen...

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Ninja Breakout by XIMAD now available - Panda vs ninjas!

Ninjas! Pandas! Ninjas and pandas!! XIMAD is on a role lately with games for BlackBerry smartphones and their latest free game has just been released. Ninja Breakout is a classic shooter game. You are the panda, fighting off the ninjas as they fall from the sky. Clear them out, and you progress to the next level. Of course, there are special power ups along the way to help you out, as well as...

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New Jim Jones song asks Whats Your BBM?? [NSFW]

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you managed to get Swaggberry out of your head already we have another BBM song to implant in your mind for the day. This time Jim Jones asks What's Your BBM? No fun video to go along with this one (yet!), but the tune is pretty sweet and you'll most likely be singing this one for the rest of the day. The song speaks on the fact that many just...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Back at BlackBerry World 2011, where we first went Hands-On with the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, RIM also showed off the new Wikitude Augumented World Browser that'll come preloaded on BlackBerry 7. Following up their initial video which was shown off during the keynote, it looks like the RIM Dev Team shot another video which recently hit the...

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Part-Time Scientists looking to take QNX to the moon

When RIM invested into QNX it wasn't just for their BlackBerry Tablet OS. As has been noted many times, QNX has been around for quite some time and is found in many places today -- from cars, elevators, medical instruments and even defense and security applications. RIM knew this and has no intentions of disrupting QNX's current operations. In fact, it's something that is often overlooked when...

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Earlier today OS 7.0.0.176 leaked for the unreleased BlackBerry Bold 9900. While this OS as a whole isn't useful for, well, anyone at this point, there are people out there that can dissect an OS and get useful bits out of it. As a result, we now have leaked versions of some popular IM apps, namely Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger. They are all v2.5.85, and only tested...

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